|Creator:||Washington, J. H. R.|
|Title:||J.H.R. Washington letter|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of an eight page letter from J.H.R. Washington, Macon, Georgia, to George Thompson, West Tennessee relating events surrounding the death of Thompson's brother, Dr. Charles Thompson. The letter is dated July 25, 1854.|
As a promise to the late Charles Thompson, J.H.R. Washington wrote George Thompson, his brother detailing how Charles had recently succumbed to illness. Acccording to J.H.R. Washington, Charles had wanted "to die with dignity, and die like a man." He spoke of religion and was visited by clergy in his deathbed. His second daughter died a few days before he himself passed. After his death, Charles' body was autopsied and then buried.
J. H. R. Washington letter. MS 2317. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.